#50 Devils Backbone Brewing Company — Roseland, Virginia
This 15,000-square-foot brewery located in the lush, mountainous heart of central Virginia should be on every beer lover’s watch list. In the six short years they’ve been in operation, the pub has won seventeen medals at the Great American Beer Festival. Their Gold Leaf Lager, a hoppy, Bavarian-style beer, is an annual favorite, bringing home three of the company’s GABF awards. Additionally, Devils Backbone was named Small Brewer of the Year for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013.